Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Lamborghini LP 570-4 Spyder Performante: "Official" Superleggera Spyder appears online

Lamborghini may have just dropped some info and specs on its latest special edition Gallardo, the LP 570-4 Spyder "Performante". I say "may have" because nearly 100% of the information in the press release posted by a forum member of Teamspeed is cut and pasted from the Superleggera's original info sheet (barring the weight / height / speed differences).

The Performante - if that is, indeed, its real name - benefits from a diet thanks to Lamborghini's now Lotus-like commitment to weight reduction, resulting in a Gallardo drop-top that's 143 lbs / 65 kg lighter than its predecessor.

The 3,275 lb / 1,485 kg Lambo, essentially a Superleggera Spyder, reaches its target weight with improved efficiency thanks to a lot of carbon fiber components throughout. The nose wears the Superleggera's more aggressive flat black razor design, while the rest of the aerodynamic accessories and improvements (diffuser, spoiler, etc.) are also likely cribbed from its coupe sibling.

Inside, driver and passenger are wrapped, rolled, and swathed in Alcantara and carbon fiber bits from head to toe. Lamborghini also wants you to know that A/C and power windows are standard (as they should be).

Thanks to its inherited 5.2-liter V10, the new Performante also gets a little extra juice running through its mechanical veins to the tune of 570 horsepower / 419 kW. With 398 lb-ft / 540 Nm of torque driving the four wheels, it'll reach 100 km/h / 62 mph in 3.9 seconds before crushing most competition with a top speed of 324 km/h / 201 mph.

The LP 570-4 Spyder Performante sizes up at 4.39 m long, 1.9 m wide, and 1.18 m tall. As soon as something more official makes its way out of Lamborghini's gates, we'll let you know.

By Phil Alex

Via: Teamspeed